Palatine Chapel of Palermo
Palatine Chapel of Palermo

The Palatine Chapel of Palermo pays homage to the Norman kings of Sicily.

Commissioned in 1132 AD by Roger II of Sicily, it was built to replace the old chapel built by the decaying Roman Empire and was reformed with typical elements of Byzantine architecture  imitating the chapels of ancient Constantinople (today Istanbul).

In July 2015 it was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is currently open for sightseeing and worship visits.

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